As the Joint Chiefs of Staff made clear in a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing, the military would be dealt a significant blow with the sequester. Most Defense Department employees would take unpaid leave. The Army would have to slash 80 percent of its ground forces. Health care for active and retired military personnel would be slashed by $3 billion. And those are just a few examples. Michael Cohen, a U.S. political columnist for The Guardian and fellow at the Century Foundation, digs into the details.